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Prepare your team for the future of substation automation

Our Fundamentals of IEC 61850 training programme, led by Christoph Brunner, is fast-approaching! With just 50 places available, register now to make sure that you and your colleagues have all the tools and knowledge they need to design, specify, operate, and maintain the latest IEC 61850 systems!

Across an exhaustive three-day programme covering the high-level concepts, the engineering process, and best practices for testing and cybersecurity, you will develop a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of IEC 61850 and the full range of applications it supports. Our expert trainers share decades of experience implementing IEC 61850 in the utility environment, meaning they can answer all of your thorniest questions and provide tailored advice to assist with your most difficult technical challenges.

Whether you’re working in substation automation, protection & control, SCADA, renewables integration, telecoms or cybersecurity, this is the programme you need to equip you with the theoretical and practical knowledge for the future smart grid!

Register Today.

Day 1 – Tuesday 17th March 2020: Fundamentals Concepts of IEC 61850

Instructor: Christoph Brunner, President of IT4Power and Convenor of IEC TC 57 WG 10

  • Business case, history and future of the standard
  • Data modelling, logical nodes and semantics
  • Communication services – MMS, GOOSE, Sampled Values
  • IEC 61850 outside the substation

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Day 2 – Wednesday 18th March 2020: Engineering & Configuration

Instructor: David MacDonald, System Monitoring Lead Engineer at Iberdrola

  • Networking – IP, ethernet, redundancy and time synchronization
  • Engineering process and top-down design
  • IEC 61850 specification with SCL language
  • IED configuration with engineering tools

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Day 3 – Thursday 19th March 2020: Testing & Cybersecurity

Instructor: Richard Schimmel, IEC 61850 Certification Manager at DNV GL

  • Quality assurance, factory & on-site acceptance testing
  • Testing tools & IEC 61850 test features
  • Practical testing of IEC 61850 systems
  • Cybersecurity threats and mitigation strategies

View Day Three

Each day consists of 4 modules, each comprising of a speaker-led presentation, group Q&A, and practical exercises. Place are strictly limited to 50 participants to ensure an interactive learning experience for all attendees.

View the programme

Register today!

To find out how you can participate as a Delegate, Exhibitor or Sponsor:

Call:    +44 (0)20 3691 1700

Email:registration@smartgrid-forums.com

Visit:  Fundamentals of IEC 61850 2020

We look forward to welcoming you in March!

PS: Early Bird Rate – Save up to €400 on Delegate places and €2,000 on Exhibitor spaces by booking your place before Friday 27 December 2019!

PPS: Group Booking Discounts – Save 10% on 3+ delegates, 15% on 4+ delegates, 20% on 5+ delegates booked from the same organisation at the same time!


Registration is now live!

We are delighted to announce our brand-new Fundamentals of IEC 61850 training programme. This intensive three-day programme has been developed in collaboration with 20+ IEC 61850 specialists from across the European smart utility industry, ensuring that your engineers have all the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to embark on their IEC 61850 journey.

With the use of IEC 61850 fast becoming business-as-usual for the monitoring, protection, automation and control of smart grid devices, this programme will provide a thorough, up-to-date understanding of IEC 61850 for those who are new to the topic, detailing the core theoretical concepts and applications, laying-out the full engineering process in-depth, and examining the important testing & cybersecurity considerations for maintaining reliable and secure IEC 61850 systems.

With three of the industry’s leading experts delivering the training, this is an unmissable opportunity to soak up decades of IEC 61850 implementation experience in the space of just a few days. With four 90-minute modules per day, here’s a glance at how the programme breaks down:

Day 1: Fundamentals Concepts of IEC 61850

  • Business case, history and future of the standard
  • Data modelling, logical nodes and semantics
  • Communication services – MMS, GOOSE, Sampled Values
  • IEC 61850 outside the substation

View the Day One Programme

Day 2: Engineering & Configuration

  • Networking – IP, ethernet, redundancy and time synchronization
  • Engineering process and top-down design
  • IEC 61850 specification with SCL language
  • IED configuration with engineering tools

View the Day Two Programme

Day 3: Testing & Cybersecurity

  • Quality assurance, factory & on-site acceptance testing
  • Testing tools & IEC 61850 test features
  • Practical testing of IEC 61850 systems
  • Cybersecurity threats and mitigation strategies

View the Day Three Programme

Each module is comprised of a speaker-led presentation, group Q&A and practical exercises. Place are strictly limited to 50 participants to ensure an interactive learning experience for all attendees.

View the full programme

Who should attend

IEC 61850 is far more than a communication protocol – it is an engineering philosophy and a common language for all those working with smart grid devices! Make sure that colleagues from across your organization are aware of this unique opportunity, including, but not limited to, those working in.

  • Protection & Control
  • Substation Automation
  • SCADA
  • Renewables Integration
  • Telecoms
  • Cybersecurity

Don’t get left behind! Book your places today and ensure that you are equipped with the crucial IEC 61850 skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the future of the smart grid.

Register now

Join the Solution Zone

Would you like the opportunity to raise your brand profile, demonstrate your products and services and share your expertise with an up and coming group of electrical engineers entering the IEC 61850 environment?

Our adjoining exhibition area provides the perfect platform for you to do this and more!

Capped at 10 stands we ensure a focused and relevant display of the latest tools, technologies and services for our audience and maximum visibility for each exhibitor.

Find out more

Register today!

To find out how you can participate as a Delegate, Exhibitor or Sponsor:

Call:    +44 (0)20 3691 1700

Email:registration@smartgrid-forums.com

Visit:  Fundamentals of IEC 61850 2020

We look forward to welcoming you in March!

PS: Early Bird Rate – Save up to €400 on Delegate places and €2,000 on Exhibitor spaces by booking your place before Friday 27 December 2019!

PPS: Group Booking Discounts – Save 10% on 3+ delegates, 15% on 4+ delegates, 20% on 5+ delegates booked from the same organisation at the same time!